Sunday • November 3rd
Around the Diocese
Transition at Diocesan House

Effective on 10/18/19, Beth Nagy officially ended her service at Diocesan House where she served as receptionist and administrative assistant for 6 years.

Beth has accepted a position at Wayne Memorial Hospital. While change can often be hard, we certainly support Beth and offer prayers for success in her new endeavor.

We ask that you keep Beth in your prayers, as well.
Remaining Fall Deanery Council Meetings

Deanery Council Meetings are set for this fall. Deanery Councils consist of vestry designated lay representatives of parishes and clergy.

  • Pamlico - Sunday, November 17 - 3:00 PM - St. Peter's Episcopal Church, 101 North Bonner Street, Washington, NC
  • Upper Cape Fear - Sunday, December 1 - 2:00 PM - St. John's Episcopal Church, 302 Green Street, Fayetteville, NC
  • Albemarle - Tuesday, December 3 - 10:30 AM - St. Andrew’s Episcopal Church, 109 Road Street, Columbia, NC
  • Trinity - Tuesday, December 3 - 6:00 PM - Christ Episcopal Church, 320 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC

Pre-convention Deanery Meetings will be set for January, which afford parish delegates to convention the opportunity to receive and to discuss information about the Diocesan Convention and any resolutions that have been submitted.

If you'd like to view our Interactive Deanery Map and parish listing by deanery, including contact info for Deans, click here .

Upcoming Racial Reconciliation Dialogue

The Diocese of East Carolina's Racial Reconciliation Commission hosts gatherings of people to foster dialogue about race. These events create a space to have candid discussions about race and racism while equipping attendees to continue these discussions in the contexts of their parishes and ministries. The upcoming dialogue will be held at Diocesan House on Saturday, November 9th from 9am to 4pm . If you'd like to register to attend, click here .
Thanksgiving at Trinity Center

If you'd like to spend some time at the beach on your Thanksgiving holiday and avoid the hassle of cooking, consider spending Thanksgiving at Trinity Center. For pricing, reservation details, and the Thanksgiving menu, click here.
Celebration of New Ministry at St. James the Fisherman, Shallotte

The people of St. James the Fisherman invite those around the diocese to join them for a celebration of their new ministry with the Rev’d Farrell Graves, whom Bishop Rob Skirving will institute as Rector on  Saturday, November 23rd at 3pm.

St. James the Fisherman Episcopal Church
4941 Main Street
Shallotte, NC 28470

Clergy: Cassock, Surplice tippet, and hood
Reception to follow.
Resources & Events for
 Ministry & Faith Formation
  • Resources for All Hallow's Eve, All Saints Day, Thanksgiving, Advent, & Christmas
  • Youth calendar of events
  • Upcoming conferences in the wider Church
VibrantFaith Institute

Specialized Faith Formation courses focus on one particular element of faith formation, from youth to adults to families. Registration is open for classes beginning in the winter of 2020. Click here to learn more.
Rooted in Jesus Conference

Presented by the Episcopal Church Foundation,  Rooted in Jesus is a conference combining previous events from Forma - the Episcopal Network of Christian Formation Professionals, Evangelism Matters, TENS - The Episcopal Stewardship Network, and more. This event is in the Diocese of Atlanta, January 21-24, 2020. There are also pre-conference workshops and events, registration is separate from the main conference.

Have you registered? If so, reach out to  Emily Gowdy Canady as there is a growing list of participants from around the diocese.
Clergy Transitions
The Rev'd Ron Abrams has been appointed as Priest in Charge at Holy Trinity, Hampstead and his first day will be November 1.
The Rev'd Dr. Ellen Richardson is retiring from parish ministry and as the Priest in Charge of Church of the Advent, Williamston. Her final Sunday will be November 24.
Click here to read more.
The Rev’d Tom Wilson is now serving as an extended a supply priest with St. Andrew’s By-the-Sea, Nags Head. His tenure began on September 1, 2019 and will continue through December 31, 2019.
137th Diocesan Convention
Save the Date & Budget Information for the
137th Annual Convention of the Episcopal Diocese of East Carolina

The 137th Annual Convention will be held at the Hotel Ballast in Wilmington NC on  February 6-8, 2020  . For budgeting purposes, please note the following:

  • Registration has increased to $190 per attendee.
  • Hotel Ballast Accommodations: $146 per night (includes parking)
  • Note: If you are not an overnight guest of the Hotel Ballast there is a daily parking fee $12.00 (self parking) and $15.00 (valet parking).

The Convention Committee makes every effort to keep costs low for convention, however, with the increased cost of venues and catering it was necessary to increase fees for 2020. Please note that our last fee increase was in 2014.
Pre-Convention Deanery Meetings

  • Lower Cape Fear: Thursday, January 16 - 6:00 PM - St. James Episcopal Church, 25 3rd Street, Wilmington, NC
  • Trinity: Tuesday, January 21 - 6:00 PM - Christ Episcopal Church, 320 Pollock Street, New Bern, NC
  • Albemarle: Sunday, January 26 - 3:00 PM - St. Paul's Episcopal Church, 101 West Gale Street, Edenton, NC
Resolutions for Convention

We are now accepting resolutions for the  137th Annual Convention   .

We ask that you please submit your resolution via email to Hannah Jarman in Microsoft Word form.

Please note: the deadline for resolutions to be published in the Convention Reporter is  Monday, December 2nd, 2019.  After Monday, December 2, we will still accept resolutions but it will not be published in the Convention Reporter.

Furthermore, in order for resolutions to be received after   December 31, 2019 , you must have ten delegate signatures that are representing three parishes.
Open Positions Around the Diocese
Interactive Deanery Map

As a reference, we have created a map on Google Maps listing all worshiping communities in our diocese. They are also color coded according to deanery. If you download the Google Maps app on your phone, you can open the map there in addition to opening it in your browser.

Not only is this a quick way to see which parishes are a part of what deanery, but it also allows you to get directions to each parish, should you need them. Click here to access the interactive deanery map.
Click here to learn about events going on in parishes and in communities around the diocese.
News to Share?
Contact Lindsey Harts if you have news, notes, or stories you would like to share with the people of the diocese.
For news regarding the wider Church, check out the Episcopal News Service and Anglican News Service websites by clicking the icons to the right:

Diocesan Life:

News & Notes:   Lindsey Harts

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